The American University in Cairo Press is the Middle East’s leading English-language academic book publisher. Its mission is to accurately reflect Egypt and the Middle East to a global readership in line with the main teaching and research interests of the American University in Cairo.
Drawing on an international author and editor community, the AUC Press publishes—in both digital and print formats—reviewed scholarly books, fiction (through a separate imprint hoopoefiction.com), Arabic teaching books, Egypt-focused books, and general interest publications. The Press currently produces up to 50 new books each year, and maintains a backlist of some 800 titles mainly for distribution worldwide through Ingram Content Group (North America) and Ingram Publisher Services UK (rest of world, excluding North America). It also operates six bookstores in Cairo, including a flagship store in Tahrir Square.
Today the AUC Press publishes books in twelve main categories:
- AUC Political Economy & IR Series
- Middle East Urban Studies Series
- Refugees and Migrants within the Middle East Series
“The American University in Cairo Press is the Arab world’s top foreign-language publishing house. It has transformed itself into one of the leading players in the dialog between East and West, and has produced a canon of Arabic literature in translation unmatched in depth and quality by any publishing house in the world.”—Egypt Today